I don’t normally plug stuff for retailers, but there are some upcoming activities sponsored by Backwoods stores in Oklahoma City, Norman and Tulsa that may be of interest. Here’s a rundown of what’s on tap in the coming days (information courtesy of Backwoods):
Tulsa hiking club trip
Take a hike with the Backwoods Hiking Club in Tulsa on Saturday. The group will meet at the Turkey Mountain trailhead at 9 a.m.
Hikes will be easy to moderate and anyone with a water bottle and appropriate shoes is invited to participate. Only fees involved are park and vehicle permits, where applicable.
What to bring: A daypack with at least 3 liters of water, snacks, a camera, personal first-aid items/medications, bug spray, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Tennis shoes or light-hikers are appropriate for this hike, since most trails are hard-packed dirt.
For more information about the monthly hikes, contact Robert at (918) 664-7850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to pack your backpack
In Norman, a seminar on packing correctly for the trail will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Norman store.
Properly loading your backpack is an essential skill for any backcountry enthusiast. Come learn how to distribute the weight of your load correctly to ensure a comfortable fit. Bring your backpack and your gear to this free interactive presentation. No RSVP needed.
This clinic is open to both beginning and experienced backpackers. For more details, contact Pam at email@example.com or call 573-5199.
In Oklahoma City, there will be a kayak demo day from 5 to 7 p.m. next Wednesday (July 14) at Lake Hefner’s Hobie Point.
The event will be geared to people wanting to try using the Hobie Mirage kayak. For more details contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 751-7376.
All of these sounds interesting, so check them out and have some fun outdoors.